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this is keeping it really simple. all of my conversations with the mayor, the supervisors, the department heads, how do we make this city work well and keep it working? we keep this simple but this is incredibly complicated when you know that every citizen would like input. many different opinions both internal and external. we must keep our promises. there are many promises to keep, many new ones and we are not just a local city, we are an international city. that is one of the most important highlights here, to understand how the city is so international. everything we do is reflected in the new international city that we are. the leadership is looked at more and more by people of other countries as to what they can
bring to their own citizenry and their neighbors. this is a wonderful job, i do this with enthusiasm. i would like to thank the supervisors and to those who work with me and are our friends. i would like to extend my thanks you to my mother, my wife, my family who has been here. they have seen the sacrifices it takes to run this great city. thank you for being here and thank you very much. [applause] >> by the way, his mother and family flew in from seattle and new york. are you ready?
we will go through the usual routine. you have done this many times. i solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic and that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter. during such time, that i hold the position as the city administrator for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. [applause]
>> thank you. good afternoon and thank you for coming out on this wet day to the last disaster council of 2010 and the last for gavin newsom. i am calling this meeting to order. we go to item three. the after-action reports. the d.e.m. services director will work with us on that. >> we are going to get high- level on the after-action
discussion around the world series. the reports are being worked on. they will be circulated for comment. i want to talk about some of the lessons learned. we had the eoc for the sentencing and the verdict. it was a no-notice event. we had a window of when they were making this announcement. what came out was excellent planning. the police department, fire, health. we had a chance to walk throught how we managed this, and we will have a window and
activation time. we didn't have a lot of activity. the eoc stood up. it was a good activation drill. it was a good lesson on how to put this together. the world series, we didn't have a lot of time to plan for. we anticipated it and took it forward in a number of ways. you have to know the exact expectations. we had a couple of days to put this together. we had something like 36 hours to come up with a plan for the celebration. to put it together that quickly, not a lot of time. in games one and two, the celebration went well. as i look through the data, we
had some strengths and areas we are improving on. using the california assistance team, this was beneficial particularly for the celebration with the clinic, they were able to handle much of this. there were over 100 people who were treated inside the civic center, and there were a lot of people there. most of them were very minor. there were a number of people transported to the hospital. there was nothing particularly serious. we took them from the field, to there. and if they needed more than to be provided on site, they would be transported. the other part of this was using the partner agencies. we had the partnership with the red cross and this was -- we
were very happy to have them engaged. the police department was very helpful in getting their vehicles through the crowd. this is very much what you are going to see in an emergency, with many people changing situations. there was a lot of planning taking place because the crowds shifted, using this with resources that were not what they should have been. we had to make a lot of adjustments. and we were -- is needed to be outstanding to make this happen. the fire department and a great job of coordinating their own paramedics, and working with the private sector during the games and during the celebration. as always, i think that we can do a better job of sharing information, and this will be in
the report after action. we are looking at a new platform, to get this proposal out for a new management system that will be helping us to make this easier. this is a training issue, and this is about calling it the first center, and the platform will make it easier to do this. one of these areas that came out, out of the discussion yesterday, was presenting his findings to the coordinators. this is the functional needs and accessibility. there are a number of concerns for people who were actually at the celebration for the access for motorized wheelchairs, and we have to start building into the plans as we do this, to make certain that people know that if you are in a motorized wheelchair, we have to find ways to accommodate this.
we cannot go up the parade route and this will create problems downstream. you may need an ambulance to do this and this is not good for the person involved. i ask for them to include this list. we will be incorporating this into the action report, and as we go to planning this, these considerations start to be more recognize, and better inc., and as we learn what we have to do here, we will make certain that this is put into training, where appropriate. and with that, are there any questions. >> did you want to comment on this? the police department was the lead agency.
>> every april, we think that the giants are going to get into the world series, and with that in mind, we have to gear up. over the last year, we have the overreaching umbrella, and it works very well. the amount of personnel barricades' with the services, for the world series and the celebrations afterward,, the first couple of games of the world series, i think that this went very well. and i believe that the playoffs went very well. there were celebrations that
happened after some of the games, and the final celebration on monday, this was essentially a capacity issue, with a finite number of officers on the street. we had help from the sheriff's office, and this was like putting out fire all over the city. we were in mitigation of for most of the night. for the actual parade and celebration of the civic center, there is another capacity issue. a number of people that you can place in the civic center, and we went to double this. and we were on the time line schedule. as if somebody told us that there was a tornado coming to san francisco at 11:00. there was not a lot of room to maneuver the days, or say that maybe tuesday is not a good day, we can go to thursday.
we did our best to prepare for this. they did the job of coordinating services. and dpw was great help. and considering the number of people, that came there from all over the bay area, they participated in this. >> we are going to move on, -- >> what was the final cost? do you have that number together? >> i did not see this with me. we do have totals. >> i know that this is around 10 -- but winless last time that
you have this? the state people and the national people. >> this is at the civic center? >> we said that this was about 10 million people. >> i think that we came up with 9.5 million. >> i think that for the civic center, when we prepare for this, at maximum capacity we can take upwards of 40,000 people. we have had some recent events that had 100,000. i think that this was many more
than that. >> thank you, commander dudley. we will move on to item no. 2. we're going to take a lick at the demonstrated commitment to emergency management. as i said this correctly? >> this is a big round of applause -- they came in at a challenging time, and this was frustrating. and this shows the reality of the theory of mother nature. we were talking about the reality of man-made disasters, in an appreciative way. we had not done a lot of basic
things. i always felt confident and safe because i have confidence in the police and fire department, and the good people down there. the people at 911 and the private sector partners, the faith based community. there were some basic things we were not attending to. and as a presentation is going to show, this reconvenes the committee, and mayer brown always used to say, there will never be an earthquake on his watch. and he was right and i cannot criticize them. he was very confident about this. he was thinking that everything would go well. and we will have tibets a little bit. i am now watching in i am not on
just yet. in the next few weeks. the first meeting that had, we were walking to reconvene the disaster council. this was six or eight years. people have forgotten about this. we had put in -- we had put together the emergency planning. the president was looking through his policy papers, and this was well above the first document. and you can see a lot of what he was doing, no other region has done as much as we have. and so, we have put this out of place with the definition and the direction and we will have to keep working on this. and personalities become very
dominant. and this is a measure of the performance. you have the emergency, and everyone is operating in organizing in this way. that is one of the challenges that will remain. i thought that this was the same day. steve is wrong. and then we build this. we had a limited number of people around here, and i think that all of you and the people of the public -- he recommended for us to build on that council, and did all arrived at the table. and this is self-evident.
we have 28 meetings, and you should be doing this. this will be very successful next time. we put together the new plan, and we started to work on all of the subtext. we have been an ex, and you can name this. i will not torture you with everything else. we were really drilling down, to include the new amex, with the old report. and we put in the coordination plan, that shows how low that
the bar is right now. there is the controversial emergency plan. we're able to organize this with the partners. there is nothing more important than that kind of planning. we are all in this together on a regional basis. and we all managed to do this -- and those of the annexes. you can see this yourself. the idea about all of these, is that we exercise this. we had 300 of these, and 92 field exercises. we had a binder on someone's desk, and we were starting to drill these around. we were able to get some federal
dollars, and we can remember the before and after of the operations. we were not able to fit everybody there to begin with. and we could not affect all the things that you see there. i did not believe him. when i was your age, we would have to move the car in the driveway. we would have to take off, and your generation -- we have a few of these left and we were going to tear these down. we had a federal grant, and we were updating this, and maybe he is in this room. i was threatening to do this myself.
i was saying, please vote for me. [laughter] honesty, i like this. this is remarkable. people still are critiquing as appropriately. there is a challenge with this. and we know about the cultural competency and we know that not every corner of the city -- we have this right here in city hall. this is where we're going to have to keep pushing this. we had challenges with the vendor, and all kinds of things. imagine new orleans if they have the system during hurricane katrina. this is extraordinarily valuable. and you can see the difference spanish components. 92 exercises and parts of the
training, and all these different agencies are returning. i am proud of that. let me look at those sunglasses. this had the seal? >> the little party -- >> that was fun. >> that is secret. we can't talk about this. >> i am proud of 72hours.org. other states were taking our example, and there is nothing that is more valuable than doing your own emergency plan. when your wife or husband is at work, where will you be a couple of hours later when the system is not working. you can put all of this together. we're using the new social media, and these brochures are fabulous.
this is great and it shows where there is a water main that is exposed. i think that everyone should sign up for this. and we have the work that we did in public housing. if there is something more that needs to be done, this is that. thank you so much for doing what you have done. we have to have more outreach, and we had a big ad campaign. this was all around the original centennial. we have been using this as a mechanism for the base. and you can see this was nice to have, against need to have. and these were very successful brochures. everyone needs to have this, and just when -- everyone is too young. this was all about the nuclear
fallout shelters. we now are doing this -- >> i want to show this, this is a picture of you right here. this is during the shakeout. >> and this is a big deal. it is great to have this speaker there, and we really will regress with the federal dollars. we were leading this region and we had an enormous amount of money there, and we have some new trailers. this is very valuable. you just know in major
earthquake, you have the blankets, and all of that. we have to get the baseline things finished. at the time, nobody was focused on cargo. we became the first airport in the nation to screen all of the cargo. the feds were not funded this, and now, they are looking back. we were leading the way with this. and we're sitting here with the property area, and the parks in that area. this was with the regular baggage screening, with the money that we got. >> we started to call the employees, and we had numbers that were completely outdated. if you really knew the truth,
this was embarrassing. the point of the exercise is you learn from this. we have substantially improved the service worker program, and we got everybody these cards. we put this in there and now we have certain access levels. this is the sophistication of 36,000 service workers that have come in when there is a major disaster. >> h.r. the tremendous job in training everybody. human-resources, after everything -- >> i don't think that we were bad. i remember when we have the tsunami, we had this everywhere in the work -- in the world after that series. we were all calling each other
and about four hours later, the state was going through this, true southern and northern california with a rotary phone, looking at all these all telephone numbers. things were not what they needed to be, and 911, we can always do better but you guys did a great job. we got a lot of critiques for not doing a great job, answering those telephones. we can do a lot better than what we're doing right now. and we created a new center for 911. this may be 25 football fields and still not enough in a major emergency. this will be overwhelmed with busy signals. and imagine if something actually happened here? we did not have a backup. we had one that was temporary,
and it was right on top of an earthquake fault. ahura we have another that will operate yahoo! as a call center. ad hoc this is another reason we have to preserve this. the budgetary constraints. thank you very much for all of your work on this, and getting this system updated, or at least in the process of actually improving this. we were not campaigning. and so, the supervisor was a great champion of this. we were really pushing this process along. this is a big deal for us and you can see the magnitude. all of these different projects, all of this stuff, we reach out to the large business and the big business, putting